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Experiences in Country CrossTraining

Experiences in Country Cross-Training

Need some humorous inspiration to fuel your New Year's fitness resolutions? Jim Mize shares his first-hand experiences in woodland country...

The Christmas Hunt

The Christmas Hunt

Times were simpler and trivial things took on more significance in those days. Holidays were special times when thoughts turned from the drudgery...

Top 10 Gifts for Homesteaders and Hobby Farmers

Top 10 Gifts for Homesteaders and Hobby Farmers

Wondering what to gift your favorite homesteaders or hobby farmers for the holidays? Check out these top 10 gift ideas any back-to-the-lander will...

Winter's Coming  9 Ways to Prepare for the Darkest Season of the Year

Winter's Coming — 9 Ways to Prepare for the Darkest Season of the Year

Winter's coming...are you and your homestead ready for the months ahead? Farmwife Catherine S. Pond shares 10 ways you can prepare for the colder...

Best Gifts for Anglers

Best Gifts for Anglers

Christmas shopping for anglers can seem a daunting task as they either appear to already have everything or you have no idea what they already...

Fire Starting Tutorial

Fire Starting Tutorial

We don’t know when or how man first discovered how to use fire. But we do know that various ways to start and use fire were developed long before...

Hiking with KidsMistakes to Avoid for Happier Trails

Hiking with Kids---Mistakes to Avoid for Happier Trails

Cultivating a love of nature is one of the best things we can do to protect our children's physical, mental and emotional health. Hiking is a...

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Wouldn't it be amazing to have the time to cast a line while on your way to the grocery store, the bank or even to pick up the kids?  Rural life...

Running Rural: 3 Basic Safety Tips for Country Routes

Running Rural: 3 Basic Safety Tips for Country Routes

Once you start running on country roads, forested trails and other wide open spaces you'll never want to go back to the gym! However, there are...

Lightning Safety Tips

Lightning Safety Tips

Late summer is prime thunderstorm season here in the South. Whether you're hiking, boating, fishing, farming, or hunting an ounce of prevention is...